When something was “out of sight” in the 1960s, it was a good thing. But today’s version of “out of sight” is often followed by “out of mind,” which isn’t always a good thing.
In fact, it can be a bad thing when it comes to hidden wear damage that goes untreated in your valuable equipment.
With Kennametal’s new UltraFlex™, you can treat wear damage or prevent it before it starts in those out-of-sight or hard-to-reach places. UltraFlex surface cladding was designed for complex shapes in non-line-of-sight applications.
A closed pump impeller is a good example of a non-line-of-sight component. It’s nearly impossible to reach the areas of wear by hand, and traditional surface treatments haven’t provided the wear protection you need. Maybe you’ve been dealing with inconsistent, brittle, or crack-prone surface treatments on the vanes. You need:
Uniform coating and wear.
Improved hardness at higher temperatures.
- Complete surface coverage in places not reached by hand application.
UltraFlex™ offers all of these benefits. Plus, it’s available in materials ranging from tungsten carbide to cobalt-based alloys and can be applied in varying thicknesses. That means UltraFlex can be tailored to your specific needs.
It also means more peace of mind about wear-prone components that are out of sight.